Sand Bar Tiki and Grille

End Of The Line

Manasota Key, Florida

The Place to Be on Manasota Key

By Polly Dean

Fly Fishing the South

Photos by Polly Dean

With a beachy vibe, the SandBar Tiki and Grille has you feeling like you’re on vacation the moment you walk in. Sitting on a canal, this casual spot is loaded with atmosphere, from the thatched roofs of the tiki huts to the sand under the tables.

The atmosphere is inviting with outside seating on the water, near the band, or off to the side in a quieter covered area. Fire-pits add a nice touch to the cozy and friendly vibe. Corn hole sets and other beach games are available for the young and the old to enjoy.

Live music is featured every day of the week with plenty of room for dancing to the band under the tiki hut. The music and guests are lively with bands playlists covering classic and southern rock, country, beach music and more. Children will enjoy the music just as much as the adults.

Two outdoor bars are inviting and serve up a variety of margaritas and tropical concoctions. The craft beer list is more than generous with about 20 different brands and a full bar completes the offering of cocktail options. Happy Hour prices are available for patrons sitting at the bars.

The menu is extensive with a variety of sandwiches, burgers, tacos, pulled pork and more.  Seafood options include shrimp, grouper, oysters, crab cakes, fresh catch and fish and chips. Ribs, brisket French dip and hot dogs are just a few more of the many menu items. Desserts such as Key Lime pie, Coconut creme pie and Pina Colada cheesecake are just a sampling of delicasies to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Come as you are, right off the beach or the water. Whether telling fish tales or opting to just sit back and enjoy a cold cocktail, while enjoying the fabulous weather, this will be your new go-to tiki bar and grille.

Check them out at sandbartikigrille.com

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